Dead Left has been playing in clubs around New York City for the past four years. We've especially been digging The Spiral, The Continental, and The Bitter End lately, but I guess those are just stories for the locals. The band features singer/guitarist Aaron Stroessner (that's me), guitarist Zeke Zima, bassist Bob Roe, and drummer Brian Delaney. Zeke I were friends at Berklee in Boston, while Brian and Bob played together for a while in Texas. Dead Left unofficially began in the fall of 1995, when I went into the studio with my first batch of songs. I had been playing guitar in bands for years, but hadn't done much writing or singing until then. I called a friend of mine Dan Rieser to play drums. I played bass tracks with Dan in the studio, and later overdubbed all of the guitars and vocals. I was happy with the results, but grew anxious to build The Band. Dan was soon to join Marcy Playground, disappearing from New York all together, but he suggested Brian Delaney to play drums, which turned out great. Brian should be called the hardest working drummer in showbusiness. He's been playing with Blood, Sweat, & Tears lately, and when I met him, he was playing in the Big Apple Circus. I think the circus gig was good for him, all that energy and drama. I called up a couple friends of mine whom I'd known from Boston: Zeke Zima on guitar, and Chris Higgins on bass. They heard what I had recorded and loved it. The band was set, for a while. . . After a few rehearsals and gigs in Manhattan, Dead Left recorded four more songs. Together these two sessions made up "Most Anything", the band's debut CD, which was pressed in early 1997. In the summer of 1998 the band recorded "A Wishful Life", our second CD, with bassist Bob Roe. A major college radio promotion followed, with the disc charting on over 40 college and community stations in CMJ. Last summer we released yet another CD, "Dig This!" our most rockin' yet. With another radio promotion in progress, the band has again received extensive airplay, this time charting on over 50 stations.